Saturday, March 4, 2017


Post-rock, progressive, psychedelic emotional hardcore madness.  Brooklyn's Gospel is a band that falls between the cracks of genres.  If you're fan of any type of music that's progressive, heavy and flat out mind-blowing, Gospel is what the doctor ordered.  Their drummer, Vincent Roseboom is probably the best drummers I've ever heard, this guy's a BEAST.  These guys have pushed the boundaries since their 2004 split with Kentucky's Kodan Armada.  They briefly got back together after their breakup in in 2006 and showed promise of a follow-up album to The Moon Is A Dead World but that slowly diminished into a 2 song demo release.  Below are the band's final two demo tracks from 2010, a live recording of their 23 minute opus "The Magic Volume of Dark Matter", their immaculate full length LP and to wrap things up the Kodan Armada split.  Take notes and Dig!

-Members Also Play(ed)In:  Helen Of Troy & I Am The Resurrection

Demo (2010)

The Magic Volume Of Dark Matter [Live] (2006)

The Moon Is A Dead World LP (2005)

Lived Cassette (2004)

Kodan Armada / Gospel Split 10" (2004)
Gospel in Boston, MA playing Golden Dawn in 2005.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ken Burns

Ken Burns was a passionate and masterfully crafted screamo band from the Boston area.  This short-lived outfit had great vocals and the music is top notch with angular guitar work, moody bass grooves and intricate drum delivery.  These guys were too good to last I suppose.  Damn shame.  Snag their two phenomenal releases below and DIG!

Self Titled 7" (2015)

Self Titled Cassette (2014)


Deadbeat (L.A.) is a heavy and crusty powerviolence assault on the senses.  These dudes display a desired need to play destructive, blast-friendly hardcore punk at ripping speeds.  This stuff is straight-up mean!  Their amazing demo was re-released as a Self Titled 7" and they've finally followed it up with a flawless split 7" with the UK's Boak.  Snag these incredibly brutal jams below and DIG!!

Deadbeat / Boak Split 7" (2017)

Self Titled 7" (2015)


New York's Urchin is a sonic mess of raw d-beat punk.  These neanderthals deliver a primitive and ripping brand of raw punk that's loaded with gritty guitar riffs, banging drum abuse, blanketing bass noise and howling vocals.  These guys are killing it so get on this right now.  Dig!

How To Make Napalm 7" (2017)

Demo Cassette (2016)

Pura Manía

Vancouver's Pura Manía is a catchy, scummy and all-around amazing punk rock outfit that consists of members from Fracaso and Spectres.  I can't get enough of these post-punk South American inspired sounds for the life of me.  This fucking rages and won't leave your head.  Snag everything below and DIG!

Cerebros Punk 12" EP (2016)

La Estafa Musical 7" (2014)

Musica Para Gente Fea 7" (2014)

Ratas De Dos Patas Demo Cassette (2014)


Portsmouth, New Hampshire's Leash delivers heavy and unrelenting sounds consisting of massive chugging riffs, pummeling drums, blown-out bass tones and ferocious vocal howls.  It's a combination of metallic d-beat and grinding crust-punk.  "We do drugs and listen to Discharge and Carcass. Kill every fucking human."  Get on these mammoth jams and dig hard!  

Dead End Breed Cassette (2016)

Leash / Rejiem Split Cassette (2015)

Demo Cassette (2015)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Radiation Risks

Radiation Risks hails from Buffalo, New York and plays a gritty, noisy and catchy brand of rock-infused hardcore punk.  These pop-friendly hardcore tunes are loaded with rocking riffs, upbeat drum action, driving bass rhythms, grizzled vocal harmonies and saxophone magic!  These guys seem to be having a blast creating some incredibly fun punk sounds and I simply can't get enough of it.  Cheers pricks.  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Blobs, Space WolvesBad People & Brown Sugar

Goodbye Money 7" (2017)

Demo Cassette (2016)


Baltimore, Maryland's Alter is a promising outfit that constructs beautifully atmospheric shoegaze-infused post-rock.  These guys dropped a gripping debut EP that really absorbed me back in 2015 and now they've unleashed an undeniably epic full length LP.  This trio creates layers of sounds with trance-inducing guitar noise, blanketing bass tones, driving percussion and monotone-yet-melodic vocal harmonies.  Snag everything below.  DIG!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  EyeletмищаBarbelith & Eternity Eyes

Embers LP (2016)

Self Titled 7" (2016)
Stream / Download

Static Sea [Single] (2015)

False Dawn cover art
False Dawn Cassette (2015)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Terminal Youth

Terminal Youth was a blazing fast-core powerhouse from Boston.  These dudes delivered thrash drenched hardcore at break-neck speeds with endless energy and sheer aggression.  After a couple of EP's and splits these guys unleashed an unapologetic full length that stands the test of punk times.  Get on these gems now.  Dig!

Self Titled LP (2006)

Terminal Youth / Hostile Takeover Split 7" (2004)

Terminal Youth / Fruit Salad Split 7" (2004)

Line Of Defense CD-R (2004)

Shit Fit 7" (2003)


Superdude is an undeniably fun instrumental math-rock outfit hailing from New Hampshire.  These guys play an intricate and progressive mix of rocking sounds that're groovy and melodic.  They're full of energy, loaded with complexity and still maintain an upbeat-yet moody feel that leaves you wanting so much more.  Their amazing demo has finally been followed up with a full length!!! Don't miss out, dig.

Supermoon (2016)

Basement Tapes (2013)

God's America

Las Vegas, Nevada's God's America plays demolishing grind-violence that's loud, heavy and fast as all hell.   These dudes create a classic powerviolence sound with added heaviness and mammoth volumes.  Shred along to walls of buzzing guitar riffs, rumbling bass tones, pummeling drum insanity and angered vocal howls.  This band is extremely creative and dropped an incredible LP last year that needs to be heard.  Snag everything below and DIG!

Merge With The  Infinite LP (2016)

Sete Star Sept Split 7" (2015)
(God's America Tracks Only)

Our Bones Will Bleach In The Sun 7" (2013)

God's America / Human Junk Split 7" (2012)

Seed Of Rape Demo (2011)


Chicago's Rash plays an ugly brand of hardcore punk that's thumping, thrashy, urgent and catchy.  These guys dropped a nasty demo along with a follow-up cassette in 2014 on High Fashion Industries and now they have a long-awaited full length under their belt!  This band kicks an incredible amount of ass and I hope they don't slow down.  Snag this gold below and support like a mofo!  Dig!!!!!!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Boilerman, Gidim, StrangersDivine RightVacuusPicked Clean & Defile

Skinner Box LP (2016)

Hunting Humans Cassette (2014)

Demo Cassette (2014)